Wireless engineering to host connectivity seminar

Published: Oct 25, 2010 7:00:00 AM
Media Contact: Sally Credille, src0007@auburn.edu, 334-844-3447

Xiaoyan Hong, associate professor of computer science at the University of Alabama, will present “Critical Phase of Connectivity in Wireless Networks,” on Friday, Oct. 29, at 3 p.m. in 235 Broun Hall. Hong’s seminar is hosted by Auburn University’s Wireless Engineering Research and Education Center.

The connectivity of wireless networks is often challenged by mobility, transmission range, residual energy and node density, all of which can lead to transition phases in connectivity. Hong will discuss critical time points that mark the network transformation from partition to connected state, and present her results through simulation.

Hong earned a doctorate in computer science from the University of California-Los Angeles and a bachelor’s and master’s from Zhejiang University in China. Her research interests include mobile and wireless networks, challenged networks and future Internet.

Contributed by Elizabeth Mahaney